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Aaron Hicks
Birthdate: 10/2/1989 (27 y, 5 m, 28 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: OF
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 14, Overall: 14, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $0.6M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Hicks is still being considered for the everyday role in right field, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. (3/26/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After a breakout age-25 season in 2015,Hicks came crashing back to earth last year and returned to his light-hitting ways. The tools that made Hicks the fourteenth overall pick are still largely intact: he runs well, puts a charge into the ball and has a cannon for an arm. He's even improved his approach since his early days in Minnesota. But eight years after draft day, he's yet to put it all together for any extended period. He got a bit unlucky on balls in play last year, so he's bound to improve on his 2016 stat line. Still, expecting him to even replicate his 2015 numbers is probably a stretch, especially since he won't be playing every day in New York. Even Hicks' best-case scenario — low double-digit homers and steals with a poor average — has little value in standard mixed leagues. At best, he's a tools-based upside play in AL-only, but there are surely younger toolsy outfielders who fit that mold. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Hicks has impressive tools, but he's yet to put it all together for any extended period. Now 27, the odds of him developing into a viable mixed league outfielder aren't great.

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